The Prenuptial Project: Less than 365 days to go until we tie the knot
Time certainly does fly.
This past week, we officially hit the 365-day mark until the wedding! As of today, we are a short 359 days away from saying “I do!”
And while I’ve been annoying Mikey with countdowns and celebrations, it almost doesn’t seem real that we have hit this milestone. Looking back on the past 10 months, it seems like no time has passed at all. And, in a lot of ways, it still seems like we are so far away from our walk down the aisle. Above all, however, we are both taking as much time as needed to enjoy this process together.
In a short amount of time, Mikey and I have come to a lot of agreements on decisions that I would have thought would have taken a few months to sort through (like our first dance and invitation design). But, there has been this sudden wave of energy, and decisions are being made left and right.
Of course, there is A LOT to do still. And I’m not naive about it. Our search for a ceremony continues (and hopefully, by the time I’m writing again, I will have good news on that front), and we still have a few other big items to check off, like hotel rooms and officiants. And I’m not even going to get into the ordeal I know dress shopping will be (I could devote an entire month to it.) But, on a whole, most of the big ticket items are taken care of.
I feel like we are finally getting to a point where I can kind of relax and stop stressing over every decision. I’m sure things will come up, but it’s an uphill battle to remain as calm as possible through this whole process. It’s mostly the smaller details that lie ahead, and I feel confident in our ability to get those things done.
For now, the other big item to tackle is writing the ceremony. And I bring that up because my nightmares, where it’s my wedding day and we don’t have a ceremony/officiant ready, have been happening more frequently. It’s a terrifying and irrational dream, but I have a feeling it’s going to happen until the day of the wedding. The good news is we have some aspects of the ceremony figured out, like music, but haven’t dived head-first into actually writing it.
Luckily, I have the internet at my disposal to do research and very talented friends to help me craft this ceremony, and with such great help, there will be no shortage of inspiration to pull from.
Have any of you written your own ceremonies? If you have any tips, stories or advice, let me know!
Editor’s note: Brigid Edmunds is the digital coordinator for the Times Leader. When she’s not working, she’s busy planning her upcoming nuptials to fiance Mikey Lawrence.
If you’re a bride-to-be, recently got married or a vendor and would like to offer advice for brides, email her at [email protected]
Her column, The Prenuptial Project, will run twice a month in Weekender.